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Prevention Sector Leaders Community of Practice

February 19


A community of practice is made up of a group of people who come together regularly to share practice stories and insights and engage in critical reflection and discussion. These groups may come together because they have common working environments, areas of focus, a passion about a topic, or similar challenges associated with their work. Communities of practice offer a space for problem solving and support, to improve individual and collective practice and impact.

Who is this community of practice for?

The Sector Leaders Community of Practice (CoP) is designed for experienced practitioners, policy workers, managers and leaders who are currently involved in prevention of violence against women and preventing family violence initiatives. This CoP is best suited for those who have a significant role in informing and supporting organisational activities for the advancement of gender equality and the prevention of violence against women.

What happens in a community of practice?

You’ll meet with an expert facilitator and the same group of people for three hours one afternoon a month. We will share knowledge and identify and discuss common leadership issues and challenges specific to the PVAW/PFV workforce. We’ll be sure to feed you too!

What will I get out of it?

“Emotionally expansive and supportive – good linking leadership theory into practice.”

“The community of practice provided an opportunity to step back and reflect on questions of good leadership in the PVAW space, and other related issues, with people working across this sector who share relevant hopes, experiences, challenges, and bring a range of useful insights and skills.”

You will find support for your work in terms of improving workplace relationships and culture, enhancing system integrity and responsiveness, and consideration of emerging approaches and possibilities for shaping the direction of a fast-paced and rapidly evolving sector.

Who facilitates?

DVRCV communities of practice are facilitated by our capability-building specialists who have the expertise to guide the conversation and ensure everyone has a chance to speak.

Key information

  • Six face-to-face meetings will take place on Wednesday afternoons at Space&Co, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne.
  • Participation is free of charge to participants, with this program funded by the Victorian government as part of the Free From Violence Strategy.
  • Light refreshments will be provided at each session.
  • To be accepted into the program you must be available to attend the first two sessions, and have a strong commitment to attending all of the sessions.

Dates for 2020

19 February, 18 March, 15 April, 13 May, 10 June and 8 July


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530 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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